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Giant Loebelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum) in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, detail of old withered stem of the flower spike, which shows structures known from modern fiber enforced materials (biomimicry, bio-inspired) - layers of fibers. Giant Lobelias are typical and very often endemic to the high mountains and plateaus of East Africa. They are adapted to the daily change between frost in the nights and the heat of the tropical days as well as the extreme UV radiation of African mountains. Africa, East Africa, Ethiopia

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Image size: 3744x5616 pixels (12.5"x18.7" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2010-01-27

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Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Frost

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Woody plant / Shrub

Individual / Nobody

Flora / Campanulales order / Lobeliaceae family / Lobelia (Lobelia sp) / Giant Lobelia (Lobelia rhynchopetalum)

Species / Species particularity / Mountain Species


Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Africa / East Africa / Horn of Africa / Ethiopia / Oromia Region / Bale Mountains (National Park)

Ambiance / Seasons / Tropical season / Dry Season

Africa / East Africa / Horn of Africa / Ethiopia

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

Aridity (Concept)

Species / Species particularity / Mountain plant

Ambiance / Chill

Shot / Close-up

Shot / Close-up / Detail

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Stem

Enumeration / Alone

Science / Biomimetics

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